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We now run two high-tech catamaran fast speed fibre glass vessels on LakeVictoria. MV Amani operates in Kampala from Portbell while MV Bluebird based in Tanzania operates between Mwanza North Port and Bukoba Port.

Detailed Information about MV AMANI

About MV Amani

MV Amani since her launch in 2012 operates in Kampala, from Portbell. Port Bell is a small industrial centre in the greater metropolitan Kampala area, in Uganda. Port Bell has a rail link and a railroad ferry wharf used for International traffic across Lake Victoria to Tanzania and Kenya. MV Amani has brought a passenger presence to the port which had for ages settled down to handling of only freight.
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1. Floating Cruise -(Minimum 3 hours)

Here you keep on the ferry. Enjoy your drinks, food and music entirely on board from pickup to drop-off.

2. Destination cruise

This is ideal for groups desiring to spend more time out. We transfer you to a close destination of your choice, drop you off and get you back on the ferry when you are ready to return later in the day.
Destinations include:

3. Full day use

Ideal and applicable for long trips like to Kalangala, Jinja.

Extra’s: Meals and beverages are tailored to our customer needs. Music and entertainment is also tailored per customer requests.

MV Amani - a Catamaran Passenger Vessel.

  • Length overall: 64’-8” (19.7m);
  • Power: 2 CAT 3406B (500 BHP)
  • Beam: 36’-2” (11m);
  • Max Speed: 20 kts (at full load)
  • Draft: 3’-5” (1.05m);
  • Cruise Speed: 18 kts (at full load)
  • Displacement: 70,000 lb (31751 kg);
  • Range: 20 hrs at cruise
  • Fuel Capacity: 1000 gal;
  • Passenger Capacity: 130
  • Water Capacity: Unlimited, renewable
  • Crew: 10 crew
  • 6Black Water Capacity
  • 400 gal Design Standards: IMO 2008 & USCG 46t

Additional Information

  • Life rafts
  • Life Jackets (150) and Kids (25)
  • Permanent Firefighting water line
  • Portable Fire extinquishers
  • Pyrotechnics: Flares (Hand held and Parachute), EPIRB
  • Lifebouys (2)
  • Bulwarks / Guard rails complete
  • Ramps for boarding
  • Seats for 1st and 2nd Class complete
  • Sun glare blinds to protect bridge instruments
  • Safety posters
  • Search lights (Fixed and portable ones)
  • Navigational Charts for Lake victoria
  • Manning list / Crew List (Interviewed Under verification by Ministry of Works Uganda)
  • Wash rooms (3)
  • Kiosks

On board MV Amani is modern state of the art Safety equipment; Radar, Echo Sounder and computerized satellite system that communicates between the ferry and the office and controls weight loading and chatted routes.


Detailed Information about MV BLUE BIRD

MV BLUEBIRD

MV Bluebird based in Tanzania operates between Mwanza North Port and Bukoba Port. She runs between the two ports in 4 hours! Mwanza and Bukoba are two thriving cities on Lake Victoria on the Tanzanian side. Mwanza is a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. It's ringed by green hills. They city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock, near the North Port. In the center of town are colonial buildings like the crumbling hilltop Dr. Robert Koch's House. The 1935 Indian Public Library, mosques and Hindu temples reflect Indian influence. The Makoroboi area is full of shops...

Bukoba is a port town in northwest Tanzania on the western shore of Lake Victoria. It is the capital of the Kagera region, and the administrative seat for Bukoba Urban District. There has not been an operational passenger ferry between the two cities for the last couple of years. Our MV Bluebird had her maiden passenger journey to Bukoba on 5th January 2018 and was received by the populace of the two cities Mwanza and Bukoba with a lot of excitement.

MV Bluebird - a Catamaran Passenger Vessel.

  • Length overall: 64’-8” (19.7m);
  • Power: 2 Volvo Penta D12 Engibe (1400 BHP)
  • Beam: 36’-2” (11m);
  • Max Speed: 27.5 kts (at full load)
  • Draft: 3’-5” (1.05m);
  • Cruise Speed: 26 kts (at full load)
  • Displacement: 70,000 lb (31751 kg);
  • Range: 26 hrs at cruise.
  • Fuel Capacity: 1000 gal;
  • Passenger Capacity: 100
  • Water Capacity: Unlimited, renewable
  • Crew: 8 crew
  • 6Black Water Capacity
  • 400 gal Design Standards: IMO 2008 & USCG 46t

Also in place is the following:

  • Life rafts
  • Life Jackets (125) and Kids (25)
  • Permanent Firefighting water line
  • Portable Fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnics: Flares (Hand held and Parachute), EPIRB
  • Lifebuoys (2)
  • Bulwarks / Guard rails on decks and walk ways
  • Ramps for boarding
  • Comfortable reclining passenger Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safety signage
  • Search lights (Fixed and portable ones)
  • Navigational Charts for Lake victoria
  • Manning list / Crew List (Interviewed Under verification by SUMATRA)
  • Wash rooms (2)
  • Kiosks
MV BLUE BIRD
JANUARY 2018 SCHEDULE
DATE DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME
05th MWANZA PORT 10:00 AM BUKOBA PORT 14:00
06th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
07th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
08th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
09th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
10th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
11th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
12th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
13th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
14th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
15th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
16th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
17th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
18th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
19th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
20th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
21st MWANZA PORT 10:00 AM BUKOBA PORT 14:00
22nd BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
23rd MWANZA PORT 10:00 AM BUKOBA PORT 14:00
24th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
25th MWANZA PORT 10:00 AM BUKOBA PORT 14:00
26th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
27th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
28th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
29th MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
30th BUKOBA PORT 13:00 MWANZA PORT 17:00
31st MWANZA PORT 10:00 BUKOBA PORT 14:00
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